An aft cabin
on my 30' boat was one of the things that attracted me - I think more about being well inside
the boat. and at the time some form of seperate sleeping area (aka a "love nest"?
) seemed a good idea.
No walk through (on 30' that would be a lot of storage
to "give" away)
No island berth
and only sitting headroom
...........with a climb over
exit for a 2nd occupant.
Good news is that with a cockpit
tent / canopy the lack of walk through doesn't matter. and with the head
in the forepeak it means that no need to listen to yer mate straining one out through a wafer thin bulkhead
. Unless you want to..........
..........but as a single
sailor one day mine will make a fine.......walk in lazarette
of such things are dreams made of
this being the main reason I haven't followed up on my day dream of cutting the aft cabin
off, and building a proper wheelhouse (also too much like hard work
, that and the Seadog Owner's Association would probably send a death squad to my house
)..........I could well buy this boat again, but the Aft Cabin would be more of a minus to consider than as a plus.
BTW I can second that mention of ventilation in a small aft cabin
and I'm in a temperate climate.........but that is addressable with some thought , some work and some £££ notes.